2012-05-22

Fade

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Jeans? h&m, thrifted  Sweater? Gap (can't find it online but I just bought it off the sale rack for $8!) Shoes? L.A.M.B., Winners (here or nude here) Purse? Tignanello, thrifted

So I've seen these jeans with the stark bleach out around online and I had a weak moment where I actually went to Zara to buy them. Oddly bleached jeans seemed like a wise investment at the time. But when I was in Zara I remembered how I like Zara much more in July and January when the sale signs appear and I left empty-handed. I figured I could just do some creative bleaching at home.
The jeans in this outfit post did not bleach out as much as I anticipated but I do actually like the less glaring fade out. It's like I'm taking baby steps to crazy jeans; Trend Light so to speak. Maybe next time my (backyard) bleach shenanigans will be more successful.
I'm not a natural DIY kinda girl, I guess... I should have known this because in Grade 7 I cut up a feather boa and taped the fluffy pieces to the end of a pen, so I could have fuzzy pens just like Cher from Clueless. That didn't work out quite right either... A for effort, though.

37 comments :

Molly said...

This look is sleek and cute. Wow! I've been wanting to dye or bleach the jeans for a while. Maybe it's time.

Nastassja said...

I want to try the DIY version too! I like how yours turned out!

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Natasha Fatah said...

Love that beautiful colour!

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

Consider Me Lovely said...

I actually love the not so bright/harsh look of your bleached DIY!!

You look fabulous!

Serene McEntyre said...

One of my all time favorite outfits! jeans aren't friendly to me, but this is exactly how I'd wear them if we could ever get civil with each other! ~Serene

Thrifted or Scripted? said...

I think the lighter fade is more flattering, and I love the pairing with the sweater.
I have been eyeing those jeans too and thought, "huh, a DIY project maybe upcoming". Good to know what to expect.

Suzie Salmon said...

One of my favorite looks on you so far! I love boyfriends and heels...and the more subtle bleaching effect too :)

Hooked on Shoes said...

Those. Shoes. Are. HOT!!

stephanie / those tricks said...

I like them better "trend light."
Plus, you'll be able to wear them much longer than extreme bleached, a trend which will surely pass through the halls of fashion quickly.
Unless you generally wear a mullet and rock def leopard - then bleached jeans will ALWAYS ALWAYS be in style.

Katie Aman said...

I LOVE how both your sweater and jeans have the slight fade to them-so cool! And how fabulous are you shoes? So unique and beautiful!

Jessica Broyles said...

haha, I love your pen story! And those shoes are sexxxyy!

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Karen said...

I really like the sweater and jean combo! And the jeans look super cute! You should do a post on how to bleach your jeans! That would be fun!

Blush said...

One of my fave looks of all times, and these heels are sooo awesome!

xoxo
Paula
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newpetite said...

those are some gorgeous shoes!! I like the jeans the way they turned out :-)

CessOviedo said...

Love how the stilettos turn what could have been a casual look into an amazingly chic one, they are hot!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Christine said...

I think your gradient looks good! Keep on bleaching!
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barefootandvintage said...

i like your version better. looks more natural...as opposed to an OBVIOUS trend. and how the h-e-double hocky sticks do you walk in those things? i tripped and fell just looking at them.

briannelee said...

Red is such a great color on you!

Miss Bibliophile said...

I'm loving the subtle ombre on that shirt!

Natasha said...

I love how your jeans turned out! So much better than the fully bleached look (at least that's my opinion)

Please may I? said...

I'm loving the shoes as well as the jeans.

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Life etc... said...

Such an awesome outfit! Love the orange top! And I much prefer your subtly bleached jeans to the full on white out :)

Life Etc

Kenya said...

Yes I agree with the above ....you may be on to something! Love the light fade of the bleach...and that sweater is amazing! I just knew you were going to say it was thrifted..but now I need to head to my local GAP ASAP!

Ioana said...

GREAT outfit! i love the double ombre and the color combo works out quite nice :)

Jennifer said...

Love the jeans!

xo Jennifer

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Shug in Boots said...

LOVING the backdrop! And the reddish orange pop of color! :) Fun!

Emily {tomorrow never knows} said...

I like your pants more than the uber faded ones. Also... I forget, Ive had a few drinks.

Santina said...

I like the subtle fading! I've been considering a similar DIY project, but much like you, DIYs do not come naturally to me. I mean, I followed a tutorial to distress a pair of jeans and I felt like I was sanding and slashing for days. Not fun.

I love few things more than jeans with a pair of heels. That red action? Hot!

cosplay costumes said...

Great outfit!Love the lovely color!Looks adorable!

Terri said...

Fantastic look...made even better when I learned you'd done the jeans.

Jennifer said...

Just curious, did you ever do ballet? Your arches are to die for!

Cara said...

Great job with the jeans! I'm going to attempt something similar this weekend. The red sweater and shoes are a perfect way to show them off :)

myedit said...

barefootvintage- I try to avoid walking... they are tricky!
Jennifer- no ballet! Just heels?

Christa said...

Love your blog and your honesty. I had a dear friend whose mom had Alzheimer's and it is not a fun topic to discuss. I love to thrift and you inspire me. I also love to landscape. You look great after a day of work! I also love your DIY and the boa Cher pen completely made me giggle and smile and it has been a rough week. Thank you. It sounds like something I would have tried but the boa would have just ended up glued to my finger.

Meg said...

Yen, you're my kind of DIYer. Mine never seem to turn out like I planned, either... I love the two ombre items together. They look lovely - much nicer than the Zaras, in my humble opinion. ;)

rachel garcia said...

loving these shoes!
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Misia Galka said...

Love these shoes! Tried them on at the Ancaster winners, but my foot was too wide :*(